Merrydale Elementary School

Merrydale Elementary School serves 448 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the LA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Merrydale Elementary School operates within the East Baton Rouge Parish School District.

School Overview

The student population of 448 students has declined by 23% over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 448 students
Merrydale Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Merrydale Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Merrydale Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Merrydale Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Merrydale Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
4%
5%
Merrydale Elementary School Black Students (1991-2014)
Black
96%
44%
Merrydale Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.08 0.35
Merrydale Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
91%
60%
Merrydale Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
7%
Merrydale Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

East Baton Rouge Parish School District's student population of 41,937 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $13,298 in this district is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,375 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name East Baton Rouge Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
87
5
Number of Students Managed 41,937 2,019
East Baton Rouge Parish School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $563 MM $30 MM
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $566 MM $31 MM
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $13,298 $13,503
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $13,375 $14,322
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Glen Oaks Senior High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Capitol Middle School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Forest Heights Academy Of Excellence (0.9 miles away)
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    0.69-12502
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    Grades: PK-5 | 437 students
    0.9 miles
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    Baton RougeLA 70812
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    0.9PK-5437
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    0.9 miles
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    Baton RougeLA 70812
    (225)356-4521
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    1 miles
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